The fiancée of Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb’s son Cooper died in the hospital, Sheriff Lamb confirmed it on Facebook sharing a video. Cooper, his wife Caroline Patten, and child passed away. Let’s see, what happened in detail.
Sheriff Lamb’s post:
Sheriff Lamb shared the news in a video on Facebook with the caption:
Thank you everybody for the amazing support, the love, and the prayers! We feel so blessed as a Family!
Please keep Caroline’s Family in your prayers as Caroline passed last night and is in Heaven with Cooper and our sweet Elaine.
God Bless all of you!
Sheriff’s office shared the sad news on Facebook on December 18, saying, “Last night, Sheriff Lamb lost his son, Cooper Lamb, along with his one-year-old granddaughter in a crash in Gilbert. Cooper and his daughter were passengers in the vehicle. Cooper’s fiance and mother of the child was also seriously injured. She remains in critical condition.”
Sheriff previously confirmed that his son and granddaughter have died in an accident and the statement reads,
“We are truly humbled and touched by the outpouring of love from our Family and Friends/Community. We cannot thank you enough. Our hearts are broken, but we are comforted in your love and the love of God and Jesus Christ. We are praying for our precious Caroline, who is still in critical condition. We would also like to express our gratitude for those citizens and first responders who rendered aid to our son Cooper and our granddaughter. God Bless you all!”
How did Caroline Patten die?
Around 3:45 p.m., Caroline Patten was traveling near Elliot Road and Cole Drive, just west of Recker Road, when a possible hit-and-run driver struck her vehicle while making a left turn.
Cooper Lamb, the son of Sheriff Lamb, and his 1-year-old granddaughter perished there. Brian Torres, age 21, was detained at the scene of the collision but was unharmed. Investigators were still awaiting the findings of Torres’ BAC lab work at the time of our last check.
Sheriff Lamb confirmed Caroline’s death on Facebook saying,
Caroline Pattern died one week after the accident. The statement shared by the Sheriff reads, “Last night our sweet Caroline passed away. She went home to be with Cooper and Elaine.￼ Please keep her Family in your prayers.”
Following the disclosure, condolences and expressions of sadness are pouring in on social media and on the family’s online memorial tribute wall for the trio who tragically perished in the horrific crash.
“My heart goes out to you my dear girl. You were taken from this world way too soon unable to live your life with Cooper and Elaine and raise your daughter together. May you rest in peace with Cooper and Elaine beside you. The three of you are now angels and are together for eternity,” Marianne Spinnato wrote.
“I met this sweet girl in elementary school. She was the absolute sweetest and we would go and play at the park and tumble together.
Condolence to the Patten family as well to the Lamb family,” Courtney Choate shared in her tribute. “While I never met Caroline personally the love that has been seen for her mother Sherri and baby girl Elaine are more than words can describe. May you rest in God’s hands and know you are loved,” Rodgers wrote.
“We are so very sorry for the loss of this beautiful family, daughter, son, and granddaughter. Our hearts break for you. May you find comfort in knowing that you will see them again,” wrote Tabatha Hall.
The sheriff said that visitations will begin on December 29 and end with a funeral on December 30. According to KOLD, a growing memorial has also been erected near the scene of the crash to honor the father and daughter duo.
Thursday, December 29, 2022 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Venue: Sunflower Cremation & Burial LLC, 5650 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 30, 2022, 11:00 AM
Venue: The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, 31844 N. Gantzel Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85143.
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